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475 14th Street, 9th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
401 15th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Bibliomania (0.2 miles)
1816 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
388 9th Street, Suite 190, Oakland, CA 94607
659 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
721 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Dan F. Webb Books (0.6 miles)
15 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Lake Merritt Lodge (0.7 miles)
2332 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610
Walden Pond Books (1.4 miles)
3316 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Marcus Books (1.7 miles)
3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609
Calvello Books (1.7 miles)
3941 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
3941 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Issues (1.8 miles)
20 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Book Zoo (1.8 miles)
14 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
160 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94611
641 W Red Line Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Local events

Mar
3
Nina LaCour
Nina LaCour,author of teen books Hold Still,The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You will give a reading from her newest novel and a Q&A for readers and writers alike.
All ages welcome!
 
Nina LaCour is a local author who has tutored, taught, and guest lectured in variousplaces, including Berkeley City College, Maybeck High School,Stanford University,and Mills College, where she received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2006.She loves teaching, reading work by emerging and established writers,and talking about the craft of fiction. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Mar
3
Laurie R. King
Belmont Library, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
Laurie R. King (The hound of the Baskervilles, A Darker Place, Folly, Justice Hall, Keeping watch, Locked Rooms, Night Work, O Jerusalem, The Art of Detection, The Game, The Language of Bees, Touchstone, The God of the Hive, Califia's daughters, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners))

href="/author/kinglaurier">Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping watch. She lives in Northern California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
3
Lisa See
Viracocha Llc, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
Lisa See (Dragon Bones, Flower Net, On Gold Mountain, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, The Interior, Dreams of Joy, China Dolls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition), Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels, Flower Net, The Interior, and Dragon Bones: Three Red Princess Mysteries)

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles. (added from Random House)
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Mar
3
ANN HAMILTON
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30pm
Ann Hamilton

Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Expecting

Join us at 7pm before the event for a reception with snacks and beer. Come help us celebrate!!

Expecting is the funny and uplifting debut novel from the screenwriter of thirtysomething, Grey's Anatomy, and Party of Five, that captures the drama of family life in a voice both witty and absorbing.

After years of trying, Laurie and Alan are thrilled to find out that they'll finally be having a baby, until they discover the unthinkable: the doctor has impregnated Laurie with the wrong man's "donation."

Infertility affects over 7 million women in the U.S., and it was Hamilton's personal experience that made her write Expecting: "It was cathartic to look back at how my miscarriages affected my life and my marriage... Having children is supposed to be something women just do. But when it goes wrong, it's very difficult - the sense of failure was overwhelming at times."

Ann Hamilton is an award-winning writer and producer of TV and film. Her TV credits include, among others, "Haven," "The Dead Zone," "Grey's Anatomy," "Saved," Providence," "Party of Five," and "thirtysomething." She was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was the winner of a WGA Award and the Humanitas Prize.

Read her interview in the San Jose Mercury News!

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
4
Laurie R. King
Book Passage, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Laurie R. King (The hound of the Baskervilles, A Darker Place, Folly, Justice Hall, Keeping watch, Locked Rooms, Night Work, O Jerusalem, The Art of Detection, The Game, The Language of Bees, Touchstone, The God of the Hive, Califia's daughters, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners))

href="/author/kinglaurier">Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping watch. She lives in Northern California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
4
IRVIN D. YALOM in conversation with BARRY HUGHES
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30pm
Credit: Reid Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom in conversation with Barry Hughes

Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

The newest from eminent psychotherapist and leading author of late-20th century writing on psychotherapy, Irvin D. Yalom, is an absorbing collection of ten tales of psychotherapy that uncover the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart not only of the therapeutic encounter but of life itself. Yalom grapples with two of the biggest challenges everyone faces: how to live a life worth living, and how to deal with its inevitable end.

Never maudlin or cheap, Yalom's writing is funny, earthy, and often shocking, an act of radical honesty about the facts and ultimate destiny of human life that most of us spend too much time trying to avoid recognizing.

Irvin D. Yalom is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Love's Executioner, Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy, and When Nietzsche Wept.

Barry Hughes is a clinical psychologist who has practiced as a psychotherapist and clinical administrator for the last thirty years. Most of his career was spent in the Southwest, where he was in private practice, then directed the clinical services for Southwest Counseling Center, a community mental health center. He is currently the Clinical Administrative Director for the inpatient Psychiatric Health Facility at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California. He serves on the Board of Directors for JW House, a healthcare hospitality house also located in Santa Clara.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Staci McLaughlin
Orinda Books, Thursday, March 5 at 00am
Staci McLaughlin (added from Random House)
Mar
5
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
The Reading Bug, Thursday, March 5 at 11am
My account | Register View your shopping cart.

Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!(4 days) Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser Visit to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fancy Nancy!(5 days) Writing Workshop 3/26-4/23(25 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
5
Carol Cassella
Book Passage, Thursday, March 5 at 6pm
Carol Cassella, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist, novelist, and speaker. She majored in English Literature at Duke University and attended Baylor College of Medicine. She is the bestselling author of the novels Oxygen and Healer, both published by Simon & Schuster. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two sets of twins. Visit the author at CarolCassella.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Mar
5
Laurie R. King
Laurie R. King (The hound of the Baskervilles, A Darker Place, Folly, Justice Hall, Keeping watch, Locked Rooms, Night Work, O Jerusalem, The Art of Detection, The Game, The Language of Bees, Touchstone, The God of the Hive, Califia's daughters, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners))

href="/author/kinglaurier">Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping watch. She lives in Northern California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
5
Ian Weir
Book Passage, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Ian Weir (Will Starling)

North Carolina-born Ian Weir is an award winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He holds both American and Canadian citizenship. His first historical fiction novel, Daniel O'Thunder, was named one of the top historical novels of 2011 byLibrary Journal and was a finalist for four awards: The Commonwealth Writers' Prize for First Book, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. Ian lives near Vancouver, B.C., and was writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed CBC miniseriesDragon Boys and is creator and executive producer of the CBC hit tv series Arctic Air. He has also written more than 150 episodes for over twenty different series, stage plays, radio plays, and young adult novels. Will Starling is his second novel for adults. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
6
Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser Visit to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fancy Nancy!
The Reading Bug, Friday, March 6 at 4:30pm
My account | Register View your shopping cart.

Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar!(4 days) Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser Visit to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fancy Nancy!(5 days) Writing Workshop 3/26-4/23(25 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
6
First Friday Book Club
Kepler's Books, Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Michelle Tea
Book Passage, Saturday, March 7 at 00am
Michelle Tea (Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir)

Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, including the Lambda-award winning Valencia and the illustrated Rent Girl, which is currently being developed for television. Rose of No Man’s Land is her first novel. (added from Random House)
Mar
7
Make a Book! Family Art Workshop
"Make a Book!" Family Art Workshops
Saturday, March 7th @ 10:30am - 12:30pm
Make a book all about your family to take home!  Use fabric, an instant photograph and colorful paper to make your book. 
All materials provided?  Make a page to contribute to the community book that will be on display at the library. 
Award - winning, local artist Marion Coleman will the lead the workshop.
Space is limited.  First come, first served. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
7
Benebell Wen
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Emeryville, Saturday, March 7 at 2pm
Benebell Wen (Holistic Tarot) (added from Random House)
Mar
7
Book Swap featuring ELIZABETH ROSNER
Kepler's Books, Saturday, March 7 at 6:30pm
EAT, DRINK, TALK AND SWAP BOOKS: An Evening at Kepler's

Saturday, March 7, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

If you're interested in spending an evening with fun, smart, creative and lit-minded souls, Kepler's has put together an event for you: a Book Swap. If not tempted by the good company and great atmosphere, be tempted by delicious food and free-flowing wine. Bring a book you love, one you can talk about all night and are willing to part with at the end of the evening.

You'll go home with a book highly recommended by another BookSwapper, a free Advanced Reader's Edition of a book from Kepler's, and some great suggestions to add to your never-ending 'Must Read' list. There are also rumors of surprise giveaways.

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Because we're featuring ELIZABETH ROSNER with her novel Electric City. Yes, Elizabeth will be joining us to discuss her book about which Booklist said "Rosner's richly imagined historical novel richly conveys an abiding sense of time and place. A deeply evocative paean to the wonders of science, the perils of technology, and the sacrifices of people in thrall to their power."

Come at 6:30 to mingle over drinks and munchies. We'll start the book discussions at 7pm and we'll wrap up the Book Swap festivities around 9pm.

Tickets are $25 and are now on sale in the store or from Brown Paper Tickets. "Think cocktail party, with a bookish twist." - Litquake

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Cokie Roberts will be promoting Founding Mothers
Book Passage, Monday, March 9 at unknown time
Cokie Roberts will be promoting Founding Mothers (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
9
Spanish Book Club
Kepler's Books, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.

Sangre en el ojo by Lina Meruane

At a party, Lucina leans down to pick up her insulin syringe when she notices a thin thread of blood invading her eye. These hemorrhages will leave her blind, permanently or temporarily it is not known. She will be faced with darkness, helplesness and a return to Chile from New York and to her parents house, to everything she had fled, and this will lead her down the path of cruelty, and finally hatred.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
Laurie R. King
Orinda Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 00am
Laurie R. King (The hound of the Baskervilles, A Darker Place, Folly, Justice Hall, Keeping watch, Locked Rooms, Night Work, O Jerusalem, The Art of Detection, The Game, The Language of Bees, Touchstone, The God of the Hive, Califia's daughters, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners))

href="/author/kinglaurier">Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping watch. She lives in Northern California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
10
Laurie R. King
Orinda Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 12pm
Laurie R. King (The hound of the Baskervilles, A Darker Place, Folly, Justice Hall, Keeping watch, Locked Rooms, Night Work, O Jerusalem, The Art of Detection, The Game, The Language of Bees, Touchstone, The God of the Hive, Califia's daughters, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners))

href="/author/kinglaurier">Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping watch. She lives in Northern California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
10
Reif Larsen
Book Passage, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
Reif Larsen

Reif Larsen's first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is currently being released as a film in France and the United States. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
10
PREMIER EVENT: DAVE BARRY
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Credit: Daniel Portnoy

Premier Event: Dave Barry

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons from Dave Barry Sorry, this event is sold out.

Ready to laugh so loud you'll fall out of your chair?

During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on—to the next generation, the generation after that, and, you get the idea...

In brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner’s permit in 2015. (“So you’re about to start driving! How exciting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight 50s' conformists but seemed to have a lot of un–Mad Men–like fun—unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents.

He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass (“You will look like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of high school nerds (“You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of home repair to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals”), and a lot more besides.

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary (one of Barry's columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year on September 19). In addition, he has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. He has also written a number of books with titles like I'll Mature When I'm Dead, which are technically classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
11
Bay Area Cancer Connections' Spring Benefit with LU ANN CAHN
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, March 11 at 07:30am
Bay Area Cancers Connections' Spring Benefit featuring Lu Ann Cahn

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 a.m.

I Dare Me

Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club Ballroom, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park Tickets are available online at Bay Area Cancer Connections

Ready to reboot and recharge your life? Lu Ann will help you design your own personal I Dare Me adventure. Be prepared to play, share, and “wear your dare” in this workshop limited to 50 people. Signed book included.

Lu Ann Cahn is an 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist, breast cancer survivor and author. Her memoir, I Dare Me, is an entertaining look back on a year that changed everything for her. The book grew out of a blog called "Year of Firsts", which chronicled her daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day – an effort to get her life “unstuck,” as her daughter put it.

Complimentary valet parking.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
11
Dave Barry
Book Passage, Wednesday, March 11 at 12pm
Dave Barry (Boogers Are My Beat, Dave Barry Does Japan, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, Dave Barry In Cyberspace, Dave Barry Is From Mars and Venus, Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry's Greatest Hits, Dave Barry Slept Here, Dave Barry's Money Secrets, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, Dave Barry Talks Back, Dave Barry Turns Fifty, Dave Barry Turns Forty)

The New York Times has pronounced Dave Barry "the funniest man in America." But of course that could have been on a slow news day when there wasn't much else fit to print.True, his bestselling collections of columns are legendary, but it is his wholly original books, like this one, that reveal him as an American icon. Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. And now, with his take on American politics and, especially, Washington, D.C., he takes his place with de Tocqueville and Larry King as a truly infamous explicator of and commentator on the process by which we find, fund, and... (fill in your own four-letter word here) our pols and public servants.Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. (Won't they let him into the cities? Read him on, for example, Miami, which played such a pivotal role in the last presidential election, and you'll understand why.)He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up. (added from Random House)… (more)
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